Saturday, June 2, 2007

T'was the Night Before Departure

T'was the night before departure
and all though the apartment,
All creatures are restless
Because we haven't packed yet.

Our material possessions are reduced and stored
as boxes of trinkets, photos, and slide.
In hopes they contain what is important
of moments to remember and revive.

Good friends, acquaintances
have said their goodbye.
Each playing a role,
many wondering, why.

Our exchange students, Arnaud, Adriana, Sonya, Dilmurod, and Quentin,
know all about this eve.
The feelings and emotions
as one is about to leave.

Wonderful employees with whom a career
I share,
Take up the challenge,
to continue, to dare.

Of relatives, Mary has many,
I a few,
Each carry the same seed
of what we are about to do.

But, to our offspring, Nicholas, Kim, Teri, and grandson, Sammy
a special refrain,
To love one another
in sunshine and rain.

At a time like this,
one needs to remember,
The lasting effects of what
one puts on paper.

No tome can contain
all the events of one day.
No words truly express
what one wants to say.

I hope you stay logged on
As we are about to take flight.
Gives us comfort to know, you are there,
Albeit, out of sight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so funny! I hope you guys are having a great time in Somoa! Take it easy and make great friends.

Sara Lofstrom
AFS returnee